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World News Brazilian women protest far-right presidential hopeful
Author: 0 Brazilian women protest far-right presidential hopeful

Luzia Amaral took a long hard look at Brazil's presidential candidates and eventually settled on far-right Jair Bolsonaro, viewing him as the only option to prevent the return of the leftist Workers Party (PT) in this weekend's vote. He has been covering the election from Rio de Janeiro. Haddad on Saturday campaigned in the northeastern state of Bahia, Lula's political heartland, where the 55-year-old recorded a video message alongside the state's Workers Party Governor Rui Costa, urging his ...

World News Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed After Heated National Debate
Author: 0 Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed After Heated National Debate

Counting Kavanaugh's new clerks, women make up a majority of Supreme Court clerks for the first time. Kavanaugh was an active questioner while serving on a federal appeals court in Washington for a dozen years. Trump has now put his stamp on the court with his second justice in as many years. New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler said if Democrats win the House in November, they would open an investigation into Kavanaugh.

World News Barbara Bush, daughter of George W. Bush, secretly marries in Maine
Author: 0 Barbara Bush, daughter of George W. Bush, secretly marries in Maine

According to People , only 20 family members were in attendance at the low-key ceremony, held at the Bush family's compound in Kennebunkport, Maine . Craig, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, had his parents - Darlene and Edwards James Coyne Jr. - there, and his brother, Edward Coyne III, served as best man.

World News Manhunt Begins for Palestinian Gunman Who Killed Two Israelis
Author: 0 Manhunt Begins for Palestinian Gunman Who Killed Two Israelis

The IDF said Sunday that Na'alwa was known to security forces but had no past terror offenses and no formal ties to terrorist groups, saying it appeared to have been a "lone-wolf attack". The industrial zone is located next to the Israeli settlement Barkan and near the settlement of Ariel in the north of the West Bank. The Palestinian economy is heavily restricted under Israeli military rule, forcing tens of thousands of Palestinians to seek work in Israel as well as Jewish settlements.

Author: 0 Hurricane Michael expected to strengthen as it approaches Florida

A Hurricane Watch has been issued from the Alabama-Florida border eastward to the Suwannee River. Jacksonville will experience tropical downpours and storms by midweek as the system makes landfall. Michael is now centered about 120 miles east northeast of Cozumel and 70 miles south of the western tip of Cuba, and it is expected to work its way into the Gulf of Mexico, where warm waters will make the storm much stronger.

Author: 0 N Korea 'ready' to let inspectors into missile sites

Pyongyang in May failed to follow through with its promises to allow inspectors to assess its demolition of Punggye-ri in what has become a roadblock in the country's denuclearization commitment which was reiterated in June after a meeting between Kim and US President Donald Trump in Singapore.

World News Melania Trump loses footing with elephant, but not with kids
Author: 0 Melania Trump loses footing with elephant, but not with kids

Ford was heard. First lady Melania Trump is visiting Africa on her first big solo global trip. She revealed that she wishes people would stop worrying about her wardrobe. The first lady has already travelled to Ghana, Malawi and Kenya as part of her trip focusing on child welfare, education and conservation. The U.S.

World News Who is Brett Kavanaugh, US Supreme Court's new judge
Author: 0 Who is Brett Kavanaugh, US Supreme Court's new judge

That rare procedural maneuver left Kavanaugh with the same two-vote margin he'd have had if Murkowski and Daines had both voted. His reputation was in tatters over this. But other accusations and rumours were circling as voting was delayed for an additional FBI investigation. At the White House on Sunday, Trump lauded Collins' hard work and "impassioned" speech on the Senate floor Friday announcing how she would vote.

World News VP Pence Accuses China of Interfering in Midterms, Undermining Trump
Author: 0 VP Pence Accuses China of Interfering in Midterms, Undermining Trump

In a speech to the Hudson Institute, Pence will say China is using its power in " more proactive and coercive ways to interfere in the domestic policies and politics of the United States". Referring to the news reports that the Trump administration considered banning Chinese students from studying at American universities, Cui said if it is true, this is a very risky situation because so many Chinese students are studying here, and a growing number of American students are studying in ...

World News Four sisters among 20 killed in US limo crash
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Apple Barrel manager Jessica Kirby said customers in the parking lot were killed when they were hit by the limousine as it careened down the hill, the Times reported . The Apple Barrel owners posted condolences on Facebook and said the store was open Sunday to share "hugs" with neighbors. NTSB Chair Robert Sumwalt appeared alongside officials Sunday afternoon, saying the crash is one of the worst incidents he's seen in his 12 years on the NTSB board.

World News Key Republican senator backs Kavanaugh for U.S
Author: 0 Key Republican senator backs Kavanaugh for U.S

After weeks of an intense media circus over unsubstantiated allegations regarding sexual assault from 36 years ago, Sen. The vote gave Trump his second appointee to the court, tilting it further to the right and pleasing conservative voters who might have revolted against GOP leaders had Kavanaugh's nomination flopped.

World News Atiku Abubakar wins PDP Presidential ticket
Author: 0 Atiku Abubakar wins PDP Presidential ticket

Tambuwal came behind Atiku with 698 votes. More than 14,800,000 votes were cast in the APC primary , said Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of southwestern Ekiti state. In his acceptance speech, Abubakar said he learnt a lot under Obasanjo when he served as his deputy from 1999 to 2007. "It's a victory for all of us".

World News Tusk: Brexit deal could be signed this year
Author: 0 Tusk: Brexit deal could be signed this year

He also dismissed Theresa May's complaints over her treatment at the Salzburg summit, vowing to continue telling her the "unpleasant" truth as Brexit talks reach a climax. The targets are a "source of serious concern", the European Commission said in a letter to Italy's Economy Minister Giovanni Tria which called on Rome to ensure that the budget will be "in compliance with the common fiscal rules".

World News US First Lady Melania Trump Visits Children's Home, Elephant Nursery in Nairobi
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While in Ghana, Trump met with her counterpart, Rebecca Akufo-Addo. Pope said health care cuts to Malawi will have severe negative impact on women and children. More girls than boys were in the first outside lesson, which totaled 275 students. On her trip, Trump has promoted the advocacy initiative " Be Best ", which she launched earlier this year.

World News Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince pledges Aramco flotation by early 2021
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince pledges Aramco flotation by early 2021

The Saudi writer was known for criticising the kingdom's crown prince in columns for the American newspaper. Among those in his prisons for political speech are clerics, bloggers, journalists and activists. "If Saudi authorities surreptitiously detained Khashoggi it would be yet another escalation of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman's reign of repression against peaceful dissidents and critics", HRW's Middle East and North Africa director, Sarah Leah Whitson, said in a statement late on ...

World News Interpol chief Meng Hongwei under investigation, China says
Author: 0 Interpol chief Meng Hongwei under investigation, China says

Kim Jong Yang of South Korea will be the acting president of the worldwide criminal police organization until the new president is elected at a meeting in Dubai on 18-21 November, Interpol said. She said she hadn't heard from her husband since September 25. Beijing has yet to comment on the 64-year-old security official's disappearance but French police investigating his disappearance have placed his family under special protection.

World News At least 10 die after 5.9-magnitude natural disaster strikes Haiti
Author: 0 At least 10 die after 5.9-magnitude natural disaster strikes Haiti

The civil protection agency officially confirmed the deaths of at least 10 people. The DPC said that most of the deaths occurred in Port-de-Paix, north west of here, where seven bodies had been found and three others in the Gros Morne. In 2010, an quake with a magnitude of 7.0 killed an estimated 160,000 people and left more than a million others homeless in the French-speaking country.

World News Trump welcomes Kavanaugh's appointment to supreme court
Author: 0 Trump welcomes Kavanaugh's appointment to supreme court

Yet Kavanaugh's pathway to confirmation seemed unfettered until Ford accused him of drunkenly sexually assaulting her in a locked bedroom at a 1982 high school gathering. He is well-known for his views against abortion and gun control, supports the second amendment - which gives USA citizens the right to bear arms - and dissents ban on semi-automatic weapons.

Author: 0 Collins: I Believe Dr. Ford Was Assaulted But Not by Kavanaugh

Hours after the narrow Senate vote, Trump also said he is "100 percent certain" that Kavanaugh did not commit sexual assault , and that Democrats used Ford's story to mount a "horrible, terrible attack" on the nominee. But in the wake of the unsuccessful bid to stop Kavanaugh's confirmation, the activists both on Capitol Hill and on social media began lashing out against Collins and her colleagues.

World News Another South Korean ex-President Goes Down for Corruption
Author: 0 Another South Korean ex-President Goes Down for Corruption

Lee has been detained since March 23 at the Seoul Dongbu Detention Center. Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak was jailed for 15 years on October 5 for corruption, becoming the latest of the country's ex-leaders to be formally convicted of criminal offences.

World News US Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court justice
Author: 0 US Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court justice

After one of the most bruising and divisive political battles in recent memory, Brett Kavanaugh , Donald Trump's candidate for a seat on the Supreme Court , was finally confirmed by the Senate yesterday afternoon. "Great decision. I very much appreciate those 50 great votes and I think he's going to go down as a totally brilliant Supreme Court Justice for many years".

World News The Nobel peace prize - 2018 awarded for the fight against sexual violence
Author: 0 The Nobel peace prize - 2018 awarded for the fight against sexual violence

Mr Mukwege is a Congolese gynaecologist who has treated victims. The head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee said this year's winners were chosen to draw attention to the fact that "women are ... "I can see in the faces of many women how they are happy to be recognized". "We hope that this recognition will help Nadia and Yazidis endeavors to bring justice, peace, and coexistence", added Yazda in a tweet.

World News Toddler puts envelope with more than $1000 through a shredder
Author: 0 Toddler puts envelope with more than $1000 through a shredder

Recalling the gut-wrenching moment, she said: "We just, for like five minutes, we just shuffled through it, not talking". Jackee found the money following a frantic search. More than $1,000 was shredded. Any couple would be devastated after losing over one thousand dollars, but, after shedding a few tears, the Belnaps started laughing upon discovering what Leo had done.

World News Turkish authorities fear Khashoggi was killed
Author: 0 Turkish authorities fear Khashoggi was killed

The Saudi crown prince earlier denied in an interview with Bloomberg that the journalist had been inside the consulate and said Turkish authorities could search the building. Khashoggi has lived in self-imposed exile in the USA since 2017 fearing arrest for his critical views of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. "I do miss home very much".

World News Yale roommate: Kavanaugh lied under oath about drinking
Author: 0 Yale roommate: Kavanaugh lied under oath about drinking

Roche wrote of Kavanaugh, " Brett Kavanaugh stood up under oath and lied about his drinking and about the meaning of words in his yearbook". In an interview on CNN Wednesday, night Roche also said the judge was "notably heavier in his drinking than other people".

World News GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski Votes 'Present' to Kavanaugh Confirmation
Author: 0 GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski Votes 'Present' to Kavanaugh Confirmation

President Trump was back on the campaign trail Saturday night and spoke at a rally in Kansas just hours after Brett Kavanaugh , his Supreme Court nominee, was confirmed to the court. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, announced they, too, would support Kavanaugh. Manchin is in a tight race for re-election in his home state, where President Donald Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton by 42 percentage points in 2016.

Author: 0 Kavanaugh is confirmed: Senate Oks Supreme Court nominee

On Saturday, however, the Senate confirmed Kavanaugh as the Supreme Court's ninth justice in a 50-48 vote. Republicans control the Senate by a meager 51-49 margin, and announcements of support Friday from Republicans Jeff Flake of Arizona and Susan Collins of ME, along with Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia, locked in the needed votes.

World News Interpol asks China for information on its missing president
Author: 0 Interpol asks China for information on its missing president

What is the French investigation looking at? "So far China has said absolutely nothing about the disappearance of Meng Hongwei". Meng's wife reportedly last heard from him on September 29 while he was traveling to his native China. The agency said it was concerned about the well-being of its president. It was not clear why Meng, 64, who was named Interpol's president two years ago, had travelled to China.

World News Senate Cuts Off Debate on Kavanaugh, Making His Confirmation All But Certain
Author: 0 Senate Cuts Off Debate on Kavanaugh, Making His Confirmation All But Certain

Members of Congress had the opportunity to review the FBI's completed report this week, and a final vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation, which is expected to pass, is slated for Saturday afternoon. Daines told reporters Friday that he would fly back late Saturday if he was needed for the vote. She was re-elected in 2016. However, some Republicans were concerned that Flake would change his mind, since he had called for a delay in the vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation to allow the FBI to conduct a ...

World News Pakistan opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif arrested ahead of polls
Author: 0 Pakistan opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif arrested ahead of polls

Sharif was Chief Minister of Punjab province. Shahbaz, 67, is the younger brother of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif , 68, who is facing corruption charges in three cases. He has fled to the United Kingdom and the NAB has written to the interior ministry to bring him back from overseas through Interpol . The PMLN leader benefitted massively while the national treasury of Pakistan took a huge hit.